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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico

    Los ejidos y comunidades agrarias son la forma de tenencia de la tierra que abarca mayor superficie en el campo mexicano; ellos ofertan una importante producción agropecuaria y en sus suelos están la mayor parte de los montes, áreas forestales, manglares, costas, agua, minas y diversos atractivos naturales; sin embargo, poco se conocen sus características generales, por lo que este artículo presenta los rasgos principales de estas formas de propiedad del suelo y un panorama amplio de su situación actual (basado fundamentalmente en el análisis del último censo ejidal).

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    Factors and actors driving the reform agenda

    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2017
    Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia

    This paper examines the roles of the state, international organisations and the public in pastoral land reform in the Central Asian republics and Mongolia. In recent years new legislation has been passed in most of these countries, often driven by environmental concerns. In the development of these laws, international organisations tend to promote common property regimes, whilst governments usually emphasise individual security of tenure, each using environmental arguments taken from quite different bodies of theory.

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    Pratiques culturales et durabilité

    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017
    Gabon

    Au Gabon, le rôle du maraîchage périurbain est essentiel à l'approvisionnement des villes en légumes frais, notamment à Libreville et Owendo. Lors d'une enquête menée dans trois périmètres maraîchers, un état des lieux a été réalisé sur les caractéristiques socio-économiques, la diversité des plantes cultivées et les pesticides utilisés. Les superficies exploitées vont de 0,08 ha à 0,4 ha par maraîcher selon les sites. Les exploitants interrogés sont à 51 % originaires du Gabon alors que 40 % sont originaires du Burkina Faso.

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    etnografica
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2017
    South America, Brazil, French Guiana

    Este artigo trata das dinâmicas contemporâneas da comunicação interétnica entre povos indígenas e o universo de atores e discursos ambientalistas no Brasil. A etnografia do contexto local de comunidades que vivem na terra indígena Jacamim, situada em Roraima, na fronteira com a Guiana, apresenta diferentes posicionamentos indígenas quanto às discussões sobre o conceito de “meio ambiente”. O objetivo é refletir sobre a ideia de “dialogia” que parece marcar as políticas indígenas do conhecimento diante das práticas hegemônicas de comensuração.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2017
    Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania

    The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages between land rights and land degradation with the objective of offering policy recommendations to enhance land rights for both the prevention of land degradation and the recovery of degraded lands.

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     A comparative assessment of land management approaches in Bhutan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017
    Bhutan

    Arable land in Bhutan is under serious threats of land degradation. Proper land management approach is needed to control soil erosion problems. This study is an attempt to characterize and document the conventional and the community-based land management approaches, applied in Chukha and Dagana districts, respectively. The study tried to make a comparative assessment of their social, economic and environmental impacts on the participating farmers.

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    Changes in Property Rights and Management of High-Elevation Rangelands in Bhutan: Implications for S
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2017
    Bhutan

    Property rights and management regimes for high-elevation rangelands in Bhutan have evolved over centuries in response to environmental, cultural, and political imperatives. The 2007 Land Act of Bhutan aims to redress historical inequities in property rights by redistributing grazing leases to local livestock owners in a process known as rangeland nationalization.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Global

    Land Degradation Neutrality is one of the Sustainable Development Goal targets, requiring on-going degradation to be balanced by restoration and sustainable land management. However, restoration and efforts to prevent degradation have often failed to deliver expected benefits, despite enormous investments. Better acknowledging the close relationships between climate, land management and non-linear ecosystem dynamics can help restoration activities to meet their intended goals, while supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    China

    Pressing issues such as water and food security, health, peace, and poverty are deeply linked to land degradation. The authors use China’s major land restoration programs as a case offering perspective on the existing problems in China’s major policies for improving degraded land and maintaining land resources in three dimensions.

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